ARMED FORCES

At Pardoes we understand the highs and lows of having a career with the Armed Forces. The strain on relationships while military personnel are deployed overseas, the interruption of careers of partners when there are postings to different parts of the country or abroad, the physical and mental strains that accompany serving one's country. We understand that being in the Armed Forces is much more than a job.

We can help you in every aspect of law, provide you with expert legal advice and support to ensure the legal process is navigated as easily as possible. We offer a 10% discount to all serving personnel and can offer advice by e mail, by phone, video link or in person so we can cater for those overseas.

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in February 2019. With a member of staff playing for the HMS Heron Royal Navy Volunteer Band, it made sense to support those members of the armed forces based at Yeovilton and indeed, those bases located near our other offices – Taunton and Bridgwater, who are a part of our community but sometimes get overlooked.

Indeed, we are proud to support our staff, many of whom have links to the Armed Forces and to recognise the value of serving personnel, reservists and veterans.



Family Law

We know that serving personnel returning home can face even greater challenges fitting back into family life. Sadly divorce features highly for the military and coping with the legal process at the same time as trying to keep to keep up with the demands of duty can be overwhelming.

Here at Pardoes we can offer a tailor made service to meet your needs and help you steer through the complexities of dividing up marital assets and explaining the issues surrounding military pensions. We understand the differences between the different schemes, the AFPS 75, the AFPS 05, the RFPS and the AFPS 15 and can help you work out what would represent a fair settlement.

We also understand the affects of divorce on children and can help you ensure you keep your relationship with the children even when you are moving around the world.

Property

We are familiar with working with the Help to Buy Scheme operated by the Military which enables serving personnel to get an interest free loan to buy a home. We have undertaken many house purchases using this scheme.

Personal Injury

We have helped and advised service personnel with a number of claims including claiming compensation for a parachute injury and injuries from being a passenger in a military vehicle. We can advise whether your AFCS compensation is adequate for your injury. We have experience of asbestosis claims and road traffic claims.

Wills, estates and trusts

We have a large team dedicated to drawing up wills and administering estates. We can make sure the legal paperwork is just right to put your mind at rest.

Crime

We can represent and advise clients from arrest right through to the final trial on a wide range of criminal matters.

Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
Partner & Head of Commercial & Employment
Partner & Head of Private Client
Head of Criminal Defence
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